Class action settlement! Check your Ticketmaster account for FREE tickets

Class action settlement! Check your Ticketmaster account for FREE tickets

Wow! Just in time for summer concerts. A $400 million class action lawsuit was just settled against Ticketmaster and you may have free tickets coming your way, so check your account. Millions of people evidently overpaid Ticketmaster for order processing and shipping and now they are having to make that right. As many as 50 million people are covered in the settlement. If you are one of these people, look for an email that tells you how you can get up to 17 discount codes that can be used for future ticket purchases.

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If you are one of the millions who overpaid Ticketmaster in recent years, you could have free tickets waiting for you.

Last month, Ticketmaster settled a $400 million class action lawsuit over exorbitant fees charged for things like order processing and shipping costs. The suit –Schlesinger et al vs. Ticketmaster – covers as many as 50 million people who purchased tickets from the company between Oct. 21, 1999 and Feb. 27, 2013.

Emails about the settlement have been sent out with information on how people can receive up to 17 discount codes to be used for future online ticket purchases. Each of the codes is worth a $2.25 credit and up to two can be used per transaction. If your tickets were delivered by UPS, you can get an additional $5 discount code per transaction that can be applied towards future UPS charges.

You will have until June 18, 2020 to use your codes.

Ticketmaster is also offering free tickets to some events. To access your tickets, go to your Ticketmaster account and click on the “Your Account” link. Once there, scroll down and look at the bottom of the left hand side and you will see another link to “Active Vouchers.” Click there and you’re taken to a list of discount codes as well as links for the free tickets. The list will be updated as events are scheduled, so keep checking back. If you click on the link on the free ticket code postings, you will be redirected to a lawsuit settlement site where you can sign up for email notifications for when events are posted. Customers should receive one free voucher for every purchase made during the period of time covered by the lawsuit. The vouchers won’t cover every concert, but the company said it will cover events at about 60 percent of productions. If you love to go to concerts, this will be exciting for you, since most events are through Ticketmaster these days. Sometimes, lawsuits can bring good things to your mail box.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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